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Certain aspects of the Goddess in the Ancient Near East, 10,000-330 BCE

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dc.contributor.advisor Vermaak, Petrus Stefanus, 1956- en
dc.contributor.advisor Boshoff, W. S. (Willem Sterrenberg), 1958- en Adair, Jennette en 2009-08-25T11:01:39Z 2009-08-25T11:01:39Z 2009-08-25T11:01:39Z 2008-02-29 en
dc.identifier.citation Adair, Jennette (2009) Certain aspects of the Goddess in the Ancient Near East, 10,000-330 BCE, University of South Africa, Pretoria, <> en
dc.description.abstract In the historical tapestry of the development of the Goddess, from 10,000 - 330 BCE one golden thread shines through. Despite the vicissitudes of differing status, she remained essentially the same, namely divine. She was continuously sought in the many mysteries, mystic ideologies and through the manifestations that she inspired. In all the countries of the Ancient Near East, the mother goddess was the life giving creatrix and regenerator of the world and the essence of the generating force that seeds new life. While her name may have altered in the various areas, along with that of her consort/lover/child, the myths and rituals which formed a major force in forming the ancient cultures would become manifest in a consciousness and a spiritual awareness. en
dc.format.extent 1 online resource (xi, 125 leaves)
dc.language.iso en en
dc.subject Goddess en
dc.subject Ancient Near East en
dc.subject Pre-history en
dc.subject Neolithic Age en
dc.subject Figures: Çatalhüyök (Anatolia modern Turkey) en
dc.subject Bronze Age: writings: Goddess in Mesopotamia en
dc.subject Inanna/Ishtar in Canaan en
dc.subject Asherah/Athirat/Ashratu en
dc.subject Iron Age goddess en
dc.subject Asherah in Canaan and Israel en
dc.subject.ddc 202.11409394
dc.subject.lcsh Middle East Antiquities
dc.subject.lcsh Middle East Religion
dc.subject.lcsh Goddesses|zMiddle East
dc.title Certain aspects of the Goddess in the Ancient Near East, 10,000-330 BCE en
dc.type Thesis en en
dc.description.department Old Testament and Ancient Near Eastern Studies en M.A. (Language and Culture) en

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